Celebration of Black History Month

ROSEMONT, Pa. (February 23, 2017): Residents of The Estate Community of Rosemont, a Presby’s Inspired Life community on the Main Line, recently celebrated Black History Month with entertainment and educational presentations. February has been designated as Black History Month by every U.S. president since 1976.

As part of the celebration, Rosemont residents attended a community  performance by Robert Newton Davenport, the full-time organist and pianist for three churches in Philadelphia, including St. Matthew AME Church, Morris Brown AME Church and Zion AME Methodist Church. Davenport also shared stories of his performances for President Jimmy Carter and Queen Elizabeth II.

In addition, resident Joyce Bridges shared information about her daughter, Sheila Bridges, a top interior designer, whose work has been featured in interior design magazines, as well as in President Bill Clinton’s Harlem offices.

Resident Dr. Franzella Buchanan also gave a history presentation featuring information on some of the top African-American inventors and their achievements and contributions to America.

“Our residents enjoy all aspects of lifelong learning, and the celebration of Black History Month is just one of the many events we provide here at Rosemont,” said Brenda Torres-Wells, Rosemont life enrichment director.

About Rosemont:
The estate community of Rosemont is a Presby’s Inspired Life community, which opened in 1955 along the historic Main Line. Rosemont offers elegant retirement living options in 234 accommodations with outstanding services and  amenities.


Pictured from left to right: Joyce Bridges, Rosemont resident; Robert Newton Davenport, musician;

Dr. Franzella Buchanan, Rosemont resident; and Brenda Torres Well, Rosemont life enrichment director